What a wonderful word - strig! The name given to a stalk of redcurrants or white currants, but not blackcurrants for some reason; or what I've always known them as. More interesting than stalk, or even string. A strig of redcurrants, and I picked the first of them this morning. Will need to be a daily exercise, I think, to beat the birds to them, but looks like an excellent crop.
I also picked the first of the broad beans - got to get them very small and bright green so they are at their best. These are destined for a risotto, with peas and mint.